From Head to ToePicture books are a wonderful way to support literacy in you dance and music classes. From Head to Toe by Eric Carle is a picture book I have been using with my students for the past 8 years. Through simple prose and Carle's signature illustrations, this engaging picture book invites young children to move like different animals, using their own body parts. 

My Teaching Process

I will read this book to my early childhood classes when exploring the concepts of Body Parts and Shape. As I read the story I ask the children to use their body parts to match the illustrations in the book. Each page ends with "Can you do it?" "I can do it!", so once each child has mastered the shape we all say "I can do it!", a great way to boost their confidence as movers. 

Meet Ivana!Introducing Certified Intellidance® Teacher: Ivana

Hometown: Zagreb Croatia

Where do you teach Intellidance®?

In my hometown of Zagreb Croatia. Classes coming soon!

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What do you love about being an  Intellidance® Teacher?

I think this method is great for children's learning.

What is your favorite Intellidance® activity?

There are so many of them, but I very much like all the circle dance activities!

Meet Janel!Introducing Certified Intellidance® Teacher Ms. Janel

Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta

Where do you teach Intellidance®?

Casey's Dance Centre, Edmonton

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What is your favourite Intellidance®activity?

The Washing Machine Song! (it's the only time I enjoy doing laundry!)

Try the Washing Machine at home with your children: